Mon, 13 June 2022
OFI 1409: Agriculture Saves Lives....In Multiple Ways | FFA SAE Edition | Mallory Bowers | Tippecanoe Valley High School FFA
It is so interesting how students answer the elevator question I ask them during my interviews. Mallory Bowers' answer may be the most interesting that I have heard thus far. She told me that "agriculture saves lives", and then she went on to articulate her thoughts on why this is. Everything from people finding their purpose to the basic need for food was included in her explanation.
I guess I should not be surprised. Mallory was raised by an FFA advisor, and she has already began the transition process of taking over her families sheep operation. In addition that, she joined the FFA just as soon as the rules would allow her, and she was just recently named the State of Indiana Proficiency Winner in Sheep Production!
Mallory will have graduated high school by the time that this interview airs, and she is headed to Lincoln Land College just over the state border to study agriculture, compete in livestock judging and prepare herself for the dual careers of teaching agriculture and running her own sheep operation. As I told her during the interview, she is planning on being busy. She replied with an "Oh, Yeah!".
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Sheep Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Tippecanoe Valley High School; Akron, Ohio
FFA ADVISOR: Michael Jones
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MALLORY BOWERS:
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Tippecanoe Valley High School Telephone Number: 574-598-2100
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Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1409_Mallory_Bowers-COMM_8_11-052922.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MDT